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Hanoi maps out scenario to fight COVID-19 at Level 4

Hanoi has mapped out a scenario for Level 4 of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, under which all forces involved in the fight will receive training, its Department of Health has announced.

The capital aims to minimise fatalities during the pandemic and prevent infections at hospitals and between medical workers and patients.

The department has ordered the stepping up of screenings and quarantine at medical facilities, Deputy Director of the department Tran Thi Nhi Ha said.

Under the scenario, patients 100 to 300 will be transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No. 2 in the outlying district of Dong Anh. Patients from 301, meanwhile, will be admitted to Bac Thang Long, Me Linh, Duc Giang, Thanh Nhan, Ha Dong, and Dong Da hospitals.

Local medical facilities that violate regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control will be suspended or have their operation certificates revoked, Ha said.

Hanoi has prepared the equipment and human resources needed to combat the pandemic, she added./